WORD Sent Forth #14

WHEN YOU BELIEVE IN CHRIST, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

Only God can create! So, what is created? In this case, WHO is created when belief in Christ is truly professed? What did God do to us who believed?

1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be BORN AGAIN to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead…

I know what is in your mind. The same question was in the lips of a man who visited Jesus in the night some 2000 years ago.

John 3:4
Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?”

Nicodemus saw that to be BORN AGAIN is impossible for any man to achieve. However…

Luke 18:27
Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”

So, how does one become BORN AGAIN?

John 3:5
Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are BORN of water and the Spirit.

Say what???

John 3:6
Flesh gives birth to flesh (physical birth), but the (Holy) Spirit gives birth to spirit (spiritual life).

What exactly did God do?

Ephesians 1:13, 14
In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.

The placing of the Holy Spirit in us was always God’s plan for our salvation.

Galatians 3:14
He redeemed us in order that the blessing promised to Abraham would come to the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.

Do you have the HOLY SPIRIT in you?


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WORD Sent Forth #13

JESUS DID THE HARD TASK. SO, WHAT IS OUR PART?

John 14:1
“Do not let your heart be troubled; BELIEVE in God, BELIEVE also in Me.”

Why believe?

Hebrews 11:6a
And without FAITH it is impossible to please Him…

What exactly are we suppose to believe?

Hebrews 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must BELIEVE that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.

Who else should we believe in?

John 6:28,29
Therefore they said to Jesus, “What shall we do, so that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you BELIEVE in Him whom God has sent.”

What exactly should we believe?

1 Corinthians 15:3,4
…that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…

Romans 10:9
that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and BELIEVE in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved

Do we need to do anything else to be saved besides just believing?

Ephesians 2:8-9
For by grace you have been saved through FAITH. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

What happens when we truly believe?

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever BELIEVES in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Do you BELIEVE?


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WORD Sent Forth #12

HOW MUCH DID JESUS CARE? ENOUGH THAT HE SUFFERED FOR YOU.

1 Peter 3:18a
For Christ also SUFFERED once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God…

He suffered EMOTIONALLY…

Matthew 26:36-39
Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, “Sit here while I go and pray over there.” And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed. Then He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me.” He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”

Luke 22:44
And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

He suffered by being FALSELY ACCUSED…

Matthew 26:59
Now the chief priests and the whole Council kept trying to obtain false testimony against Jesus, so that they might put Him to death.

He suffered SHAMEFULLY…

Matthew 26:67-68
Then they spat in His face and beat Him with their fists; and others slapped Him, and said, “Prophesy to us, You Christ; who is the one who hit You?”

He suffered ABANDONMENT by friends…

Matthew 26:69-75
Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard, and a servant-girl came to him and said, “You too were with Jesus the Galilean.” But he denied it before them all, saying, “I do not know what you are talking about.” When he had gone out to the gateway, another servant-girl saw him and said to those who were there, “This man was with Jesus of Nazareth.” And again he denied it with an oath, “I do not know the man.” A little later the bystanders came up and said to Peter, “Surely you too are one of them; for even the way you talk gives you away.” Then he began to curse and swear, “I do not know the man!” And immediately a rooster crowed. And Peter remembered the word which Jesus had said, “Before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.”

He suffered INJUSTICE…

Matthew 27:24-26
When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but rather that a riot was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this Man’s blood; see to that yourselves.” And all the people said, “His blood shall be on us and on our children!” Then he released Barabbas for them; but after having Jesus scourged, he handed Him over to be crucified.

He suffered TORTURE & MOCKERY…

Matthew 27:27-31
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole Roman cohort around Him. They stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him. And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand; and they knelt down before Him and mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” They spat on Him, and took the reed and began to beat Him on the head. After they had mocked Him…

He suffered DEATH…

1 Peter 3:18
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to DEATH in the body…

Psalm 22:14-18
I am poured out like water,
And all My bones are out of joint;
My heart is like wax;
It has melted within Me.
My strength is dried up like a potsherd,
And My tongue clings to My jaws;
You have brought Me to the dust of death. For dogs have surrounded Me;
The congregation of the wicked has enclosed Me.
They pierced My hands and My feet;
I can count all My bones.
They look and stare at Me.
They divide My garments among them,
And for My clothing they cast lots.

But death was not the worst of Jesus’ SUFFERING…

Jesus suffered most when He was temporarily SEPARATED from GOD…

Matthew 27:46
About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?” that is, “MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?”

Psalm 22:1
My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Why are You so far from saving me, so far from my words of groaning?

Isaiah 53:10
Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

Keep this in mind, He went through all this for YOU.


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WORD Sent Forth #11

KNOWING CHRIST

John 17:3
“This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”

What important thing about Jesus that God would want us to perceive?

John 14:6
Jesus said… “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”

The WAY…

John 10:9
“I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.”

Matthew 7:13,14
“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.”

The TRUTH…

John 1:17
For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

John 8:31,32
“So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

The LIFE…

John 1:4
In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.

Romans 5:21
so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness, to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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WORD Sent Forth #10

WHAT DID JESUS TEACH THEN? WHAT DOES HE TEACH US TODAY?

A LESSON TO HEED AN IMPORTANT FOREWARNING

The passage below are the conclusive words of Jesus in His Sermon on the Mount.

Matthew 7:21-23
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’

Ask yourself…
What type of persons are they who easily say ‘Lord, Lord’ but yet God will deny them entry into His kingdom?

What type of persons who make claims that they ‘prophesy’ or ‘cast out demons’ or ‘perform many miracles’ all in God’s name but yet Jesus would say ‘I never knew you’?

Here is a clue…
Matthew 7:21-23 is a picture of Judgement Day. It is said that everyone who will stand before this ultimate judgement seat will truly know their guilt and will also truly know Who will stand before them as Judge.

Now, you are still living today. So, it is safe to say that Jesus desires you to be saved from Judgement Day. How?

The answer is in the passage above.

DOES HE KNOW YOU?


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WORD Sent Forth #9

WHAT DID JESUS TEACH THEN? WHAT DOES HE TEACH US TODAY?
A LESSON ABOUT BLESSEDNESS

Mark 6:34
When Jesus went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and He felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things.

What many things? – For one thing, He taught of whom God the Father truly blesses.

Matthew 5:3
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Consider deeply, who are the ‘poor in spirit’? And how is it that God promised them the key into heaven. Now, putting pride aside, honestly ask yourself, what do I need to be ‘poor in spirit’?

Matthew 5:4
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

Again, think with all seriousness on what in us that we should truly mourn for. And ask how will God comfort us?

Matthew 5:5-7
“Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”

Do you see the common denominator in verse 5-7? Most importantly, do you see yourself above?

Matthew 5:8
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”

Here in verse 8, do you see what God desires most?


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WORD Sent Forth #8

WHO IS JESUS? TRULY?

In the New Testament of the Bible, a man named Jesus said…

John 10:30
“I and the Father are one.”

John 14:9
Jesus replied, “Philip, I have been with you all this time, and still you do not know Me? Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’ “?

The claim of being God was incredible. Jesus was either crazy, a liar or telling the truth. But then Jesus also said he was TRUTH! The Bible agrees…

Isaiah 7:14
All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).

Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

John 1:1,2,14
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

So, was he man? or God?

Colossians 2:9 NLT
For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body.

Colossians 1:19
For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ…

Though Jesus is God, He chose to be totally man for a purpose.

Philippians 2:6-8
Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.


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WORD Sent Forth #7

IS JESUS THE TRUE SAVIOR? GOD GAVE CLUES.

Acts 4:12
There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.

That name is Jesus Christ. Christ means the Messiah or the Savior.

What clues were provided by God? The Old Testament of the Bible points towards Him.

The savior will come through a virgin mother.

Isaiah 7:14
All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).

The savior will be born in Bethlehem.

Micah 5:2
“But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.”

The savior will become first known in the Galilee region.

Isaiah 9:1-2
But there will be no more gloom for her who was in anguish; in earlier times He treated the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali with contempt, but later on He shall make it glorious, by the way of the sea, on the other side of Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles. The people who walk in darkness will see a great light; those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them.

The savior will teach in parables.

Psalm 78:1-2
Listen, O my people, to my instruction; Incline your ears to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings of old…

The savior will come healing.

Isaiah 35:5-6a
Then the eyes of the blind will be opened and the ears of the deaf will be unstopped. Then the lame will leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute will shout for joy.

The savior will come with hard convictions.

Isaiah 8:14
“Then He shall become a sanctuary; But to both the houses of Israel, a stone to strike and a rock to stumble over, And a snare and a trap for the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

The savior will be despised…

Isaiah 53:3
He was despised and forsaken of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

The savior will suffer much and then die for us…

Isaiah 53:4-5
Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed.

The savior will be raised from the dead as final proof of being the true savior.

Psalm 16:10
For you will not leave my soul among the dead or allow your holy one to rot in the grave.


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WORD Sent Forth #6

HEALTHY FEAR SAVES US

After you read this…
Revelation 21:8 NLT
“But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

What should you FEEL? By every right, you should feel FEAR! Fear what? More importantly, fear WHO?

Matthew 10:28
“Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

Proverbs 9:10a
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom…

The fear of the LORD is a HEALTHY FEAR!

Proverbs 10:27
The fear of the LORD prolongs life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.

Proverbs 14:27
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.

1 Samuel 12:24
“Only fear the LORD and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.

And what great things that God had done that we should consider?

2 Corinthians 5:21 NLT
For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.

1 John 2:2
He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world.


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WORD Sent Forth #5

WHY WE NEED A SAVIOR? CONSEQUENCES OF SIN

We have read that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. [Romans 3:23]

So, what happens if we die in SIN?

Ezekiel 18:4
“Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine. The soul who sins will die.”

Hebrews 9:27 NLT
And just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment…

What is this JUDGEMENT?

Matthew 25:46a NLT
“And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life.”

Daniel 12:2 NLT
Many of those whose bodies lie dead and buried will rise up, some to everlasting life and some to shame and everlasting disgrace.

What is this eternal punishment/everlasting disgrace?

Revelation 21:8 NLT
“But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

We know that the second death is HELL. Since, no one in their right mind would ever want to end up there, how does one avoid it?

Here is a clue from Jesus’ own words…

John 3:17-18
“For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”


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